New domestic system, deal with PTV to be game changers
The new domestic cricket model and Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) recent deal with PTV are game changers for country's cricket and will help produce world's best cricketers in the years to come.
This was stated by Chief Executive PCB Wasim Khan. during his conversation with Dawn here in Islamabad. Wasim spoke about domestic and international cricket, particularly about expected tours of the world's four best teams in next two years.
He said that Pakistan is all set to host Zimbabwe in November this year and during the next two years, New Zealand ( in September 2021), South Africa and some other top teams of the world are expected to tour Pakistan.
Talking about the recent broadcasting deal between PCB and PTV, he said PCB expects to earn US$200 million over the next three years which will be spent on promotion of cricket. He added that Pakistan is blessed with best raw talents which needed platforms to excel. "Under new domestic system, young talent will participate in high-level of competitions with reduced numbers of teams and high standards of game to hone their skills properly." Wasim further said that from the upcoming domestic session, Pakistani cricket fans will see domestic players in action on their tv screen and television coverage of domestic events will also be a big boost for young players. He added that under the broadcasting deal with PTV, all matches of upcoming National T20 would be shown live by national broadcaster while Quaid-iAzam Trophy- the country's prestigious first class event, would be covered live and highlights will also be shown. "There are 31 matches of Quaid-i-Azam Trophy and we will ensure at least one match of each team should be broadcasted live," the PCB CEO said.